DEC Scan Journal : Volume 36 Issue 1
2017 Volume 36, Issue 1 63 Contents Editorial Learning & teaching Research Share this Resource reviews Building Bridges: Dramatic Dialogue in Early Childhood Classes HARDEN, Annette PETAA, NSW, 2016 (PETAA Paper, 204) ISBN none [372.139] Using a combination of classroom vignettes and drama plans, the author of this paper explores drama pedagogy and its advantages and challenges. For early years’ teachers, the discussion of drama pedagogy and its relationship to classroom discourse is clear and well supported by theory. It is the detailed and very supportive discussion of how to implement a drama program which will engage most teachers. There are three tables presenting drama plans, one of which is a generic plan which could be used with any scenario or text. Clear links are also made to the Australian Curriculum: English and the vignettes are used to exemplify the drama plans in action. A powerful argument is made for using drama pedagogy to develop a balanced classroom discourse which supports grow up?’ Iteration and collaboration are essential aspects in the use of technology and should be taught to students, as reiterated in this address. Building students to be digital leaders instead of digital citizens is Jaime’s passion, teaching the audience about empowering students to analyse and vet information. Teachers need to be strong leaders who can encourage innovation and iteration to drive transformation in education. The Google model is used in this keynote as the example of change and growth. S. Rasaiah USER LEVEL: Professional KLA: CA; English; HSIE; languages; mathematics; PDHPE; science; SciTech; TAS PUBLISHER: Education Elements, USA REVIEW DATE: 13/01/2017 [371.33] SCIS 1783513 *1783513* Jaime Casap’s keynote at the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit 2015 by Education Elements USER LEVEL: Professional KLA: CA; English; HSIE; languages; mathematics; PDHPE; science; SciTech; TAS PUBLISHER: NSW Department of Education, NSW REVIEW DATE: 13/01/2017 [371.3] SCIS 1783511 *1783511* Iteration and Innovation in Education: Keynote by Jaime Casap Espousing the notion that education is about converting information into intelligence, Jaime Casap talks about how educators have been discussing the way that technology can be the catalyst for change in education. As Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Jaime works with teams that impact and improve the quality of global education through the use of technology. In this keynote address, Jaime gives examples of how students learn in the 21st century and how life today includes technology in so many vital ways. The questions teachers need to ask include ‘What problem do you want to solve?’, rather than ‘What do you want to be when you Spaces Toolkit ABSTRACT Redesigning existing space or designing a new space within schools requires a shift in teaching and learning practice. The information on this site recommends strategies for those wishing to make effective change happen in their schools. A succession of steps is outlined, building up the process from inception, including identifying desired learning, through to evaluating the impact of the new space. Build Teacher Capacity explores the importance of developing teachers’ skills, knowledge and confidence in using flexible learning spaces. Scale and Diffuse encourages stakeholders to share successes and challenges across the school, once the impact of the space has been tested on teacher practice and student learning and engagement.
Volume 35 Issue 4
Volume 36 Issue 2